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Representatives from the Private Tenants’ Forum were delighted to speak at Housing Rights’ recent conference on the private rented sector ‘Fit for the Future?’

Tracey McKeating and Brigitte Anton spoke to the conference about their experiences in the private rented sector and what encouraged them to join the Forum. They also spoke about their achievements to date, including:

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We had over 90 delegates attend our Private Rented Conference on Tuesday 17th November. The timely conference aimed to open up debate on how to ensure the Northern Ireland private rented sector is fit for purpose.

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Days ahead of our private rented conference ‘Fit for the Future?’, the Minister for Social Development, Mervyn Storey MLA, has launched a landmark review into the future of the private rented sector.  Housing Rights welcomes the publication of the review

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The Department for Social Development recently produced an update on their progress on Facing the Future: The Housing Strategy for Northern Ireland. The update shows that many of the actions are on track for delivery by 2017 by August 2015.

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Just like in Northern Ireland, the private rented sector in Scotland has grown in size over the last number of years. This is down to a number of factors including the reduction in the amount of social housing and financial difficulties faced by potential homeowners. The private rented sector is increasingly becoming the main housing option, willingly or not, for many people looking for a home.

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The Private Tenants’ Forum is looking for new people to join.  If you are advising people who live in the private rented sector, why not encourage them to join the Private Tenants' Forum? The Forum provides a great opportunity for people to use their experience to make a positive change.

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The Private Tenants' Forum has been recognised for its achievements at the recent Housing Awards by winning the ‘More than Bricks and Mortar' award.

Members of the Private Tenants' Forum attended the award ceremony in Belfast City Hall on Friday 27 March 2015.

Jan Branch, one of the founding members, explains what it means to the Forum to win this award

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Set up in 2012 by Housing Rights, the Private Tenant’s Forum is a group of volunteers who advocate for changes in policy and legislation that will improve conditions for everyone living in the Private Rented Sector.  The forum has now been nominated for 'More than Bricks and Mortar' award in this year's Housing Awards.

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The latest NI Repossession statistics have been published by the Courts and Tribunal Service, showing a welcome fall in cases reaching court.  The report shows statistics for October – December 2014.

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We've storified some of the highlights from our Bigger & Better conference so those of you who weren't able to attend can see some of what you missed.  
 

Conference highlights #prsplus

 

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